Chocolate milkshakes offer some nutritional value thanks to the vitamins and minerals in the milk and ice cream used to make them. Enjoy chocolate milkshakes in moderation as part of a balanced diet
Calcium and Phosphorus
Thanks to the calcium and phosphorus content, chocolate milkshakes are beneficial to bone health. hydroxyapatite, the mineral that hardens the bones and teeth, is made up of both minerals. Calcium helps nerve contact and phosphorus nourishes cell membranes and makes up part of your DNA. According to the Institute of Medicine, each chocolate milkshake contains 396 milligrams of calcium and 378 milligrams of phosphorus, which amounts to 40% of your daily calcium intake and 54% of your daily phosphorus intake.
Choline, a nutrient essential for healthy nerve function, is found in chocolate milkshakes. It's used to make acetylcholine, a chemical that helps with brain communication and muscle control. Choline also helps to maintain stable cell membranes and supports the metabolism. According to the Institute of Medicine's choline intake recommendations, a chocolate 10.6-ounce milkshake contains 51 milligrams of choline, which is 12 percent of the recommended daily intake for women and 9% for men.
Chocolate milkshakes contain vitamin B-12, which is good for nerve health and circulation. Myelin, a protective material that covers each nerve cell, and neurotransmitters, a family of chemicals that promote nerve communication, both include vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 also aids in the development of hemoglobin, which helps the red blood cells transport oxygen. Each chocolate milkshake contains 1 milligram of vitamin B-12, which is equivalent to 42 percent of the daily vitamin B-12 requirement set by the Institute of Medicine.
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